We are extremely happy to announce that Ass. Prof Caitlin Conley, PhD has been appointed as our new ICRS Patient Registry Manager since Tammy Ward left us end of March to pursue a new professional challenge within the Pharma Industry. Caitlin is now available to assist interested Surgeons & Hospitals in using the ICRS cartilage patient registry.
Caitlin joined us in April 2018 in a 50% appointment and will work with the ICRS Registry Committees to manage the Registry and focussing on increasing clinician and patient usage. Interested Surgeons and Institutions can contact Caitlin for any further information at firstname.lastname@example.org We encourage surgeons and hospitals around the world to register their patients for all cartilage procedures in the Knee.
Caitlin Conley is also an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She is also a certified athletic trainer who graduated from the University of Kentucky with a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research area focuses on patient outcomes after cartilage surgery and post-operative rehabilitation adherence. At the University of Kentucky, she works with Department faculty members on both industry sponsored projects and internal research projects. She also serves as coordinator of the Departments’ internal patient registry. The registry presently has grown to include multiple surgeons’ practices and multiple surgical procedures. Additionally, she works in the Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration documenting the patients’ strength, function, and patient reported outcomes after cartilage surgery.
Funded by the ICRS, in conjunction with indirect research and education support from our industry partners, the Registry is free of charge to patients, clinicians and healthcare institutions, thus promising total inclusivity. The Software is designed and maintained by Amplitude Clinical (Droitwich, UK), a leading provider of web-based clinical outcomes systems, whose expertise in cutting-edge encryption ensures that governance and protection of data is maintained at leading global standards. Regular penetration testing is organised to ensure that security is upheld as storage expands to meet the needs of growing datasets. Currently, the Registry is available in English and Japanese, with four additional languages to be included for the Summer 2018 (German, Portuguese, Polish, Italian) Current data is restricted to the knee, with the ankle, hip and shoulder being incorporated in the near future.